Britain identifies 29 of its nationals killed in Tunisia attack

| Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:59
First Published |

London: The number of identified Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack has reached 29, as some victims' bodies were flown back to Britain on Wednesday, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed on Wednesday.

"I can confirm that the number of Britons killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack who have been positively identified has now reached 29. One victim now remains who we believe is British but police require further time to confirm the identity," British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said after chairing a government emergency meeting .

"All of our injured are home and all bar one of the 30 who we believe are British have now been positively identified," he added.

A Royal Air Force (RAF) flight to repatriate the bodies of those killed in the attack returned eight of the victims to their loved ones, the foreign secretary said.

The remaining bodies will be flown back to Britain over the coming days, he added.

Britain will hold a national minute's silence on Friday to remember victims of the Tunisian beach attack, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday.

Dozens of people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gun man opened fire on a Tunisian beachside hotel in the popular resort of Sousse on Friday, according to Tunisia's interior ministry.

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